Abbey Dore  Avenbury  Bishop's Frome  Bodenham  Brampton Bryan  Bredwardine  Castle Frome  Clifford Clehonger  Croft  Dilwyn  Eardisland  Edvin Ralph Evesbatch Ewyas Harold  Eye  Foy  King's Caple   King's Pyon Kington Kinnersley Ledbury  Little Hereford  Lyonshall Lugwardine  Moccas  Much Cowarne Much Marcle  Pembridge (Stretford) (Tarrington)  Ullingswick  (Weobley) Wolferlow

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Unfortunately several of the original photographs have been either lost or become so corrupted they could not be edited or used. Several of the photographs on the original page were too small to be satisfactory.
I have listed those churches for which I now have no photographs in brackets in the index above and simply listed the monuments they contain.
Abbey Dore - St Mary
Above: [3] Small tapering slab carved on which figure of a bishop, head on cushion, on either side of which inscription in Lombardic capitals. Possibly the heart burial of John le Breton,  Bishop of Hereford 1269-75
Right [1] Knight mid 13th century. Worn and defaced with legs broken off at the knees
Other Monuments
[2] Knight similar to [1] but with girdle around surcoat. Head detached from body and lower part of legs missing
[4] Peter Smyth (1677) date altered. Slate slab. Arms
[5] Elizabeth (Hereford) (1693) Slate panel. Wife of Peter Smyth (above)
[6] John Hoskins (1638) Stone table tomb.

There are 26 floor slabs dating from the 17th to 18th centuries
There is a 13th century plain coffin, tapering with recess for the head, and two stone coffin lids: one late 13th century with a foliated cross in relief and one also 13th century with a small  cross in a sunk circle, but inscribed C.P 1694 and PP, 1757.
St Mary
Church is in ruins

Incised slab of knight 13th Century
Bishop's Frome - St Mary
Above: [1 Knight late 13th century, cross legs, holding sword, feet on lion. Much defaced and worn. In arched recess.
[2] Lancelott Sinner (1695), John Skinner (1712) and others later. Tablet with shield of arms
[3] John Browne (1694) and his daughter, Margaret Hancocks (1688) Inscription tablet.

Bodenham - St Michael
[1]  Early 14th C Mother and Child Stone
[2] John Pember BD (1677) Prebendary of Hereford and vicar of this parish. Sone tablet enclosing brass inscription; arms
[S1] Lilly (1701-2) and others later
Brampton Bryan- St Barnabas
Second half of 14th century effigy of a lady, holding her heart.
Said to be Margaretha Brampton

Bredwardine - St Andrew
[1] Knight, late 14th century; perhaps a Baskerville [2] Alabaster knight c. 1450; perhaps a Fouleshurst
Other Monuments
[3] Elizabeth Hodges (Parrey) (1703) Cartouche Walter (1706-7) and his wife Elizabeth (1677) Hill  Floor slab
A fragmentary 12th century coffin lid carved with small cross  

Castle Frome - St Michael
[1] Probably to members of the Unett family (c.1620-40) Stone alter tomb (reassembled) with alabaster effigies. On south, three sons and three daughters kneeling at central prayer desk; om west, two sons and one daughter kneeling. Male figure is in civlian costume, long hair,a dn hand on breast; female with stomacher and loose outer cloak.
[2] Francis Unett (1656) and his wife, Sara (Nicholetts) (1659) Stone and slate tablet with three cartouches of arms
[3] William Unett (1624) Three slabs of which two inscribed and one with shield of arms. Probably from [1]
Eli...Lind...(1689)  Floor slab in porch.
Left: Probably from part of heart burial monument
Clehonger - All Saints

Above and left top: [1] Sir Richard Large ? The etchings are from Hollis, who identifies the effigy as a knight from the Pembridge family. (1335-1340)
The Brass:
 Sir John Barre  and his wife, Eden (Hotoft) (1470-1480)
Other Monuments
[2] Small altar tomb with effigy of a woman with loose hair
[3] Herbert Aubrey (1671) and his wife, Elizabeth (Bedel) (1676) Partly painted stone wall monument
There are also two coffin lids, reused as stone work

Clifford - St Mary
Priest late13th early 14th century oak. In recess, north wall of chancel
Other Monuments
Coffin lid with foliated cross with foliated cross. Part. Late 13th-early 14th centuries.
There are three floor slabs of the mid 17th and early 18th centuries

Croft - St Michael 
 Sir Richard Croft (1509) and Dame Eleanor (Cornewall)  (1520).
Stone; now in chancel but formerly in north chapel

There are recorded four floor slabs one of which is of Sir William Croft, who was killed near Hopton Castle in the Civil Wars.

Dilwyn - St Mary
Knight early 14th century; said to be Sir Gilbert Talbot (1274) although he is said to be buried in Wormsley Priory, which appropriated the church in 1274

There are also recorded six floor slabs, one with indents for brasses; there are no actual brasses remaining

Eardisland - St Mary

Left: Warren Peter Clowes (1918) KIA at Abancourt defending Amiens amd buried at Fouilloy; Right: Lt Col Peter Leigh Clowes (1924) Both of the King's Royal Irish Hussars. Peter appears to have been Warren's father (or possibly grand uncle) although this is not clear; note the former wears medieval armour and the latter WWI uniform.
Other Monuments
Incised slab with inscription: Hic jacet tumulata Alicia uxor...(Burton) 15th century
Floor slab to John B(rew)ster (1684)

Edvin Ralph - St Michael
There is a fine collection of medieval effigies here; I will try and visit this church as soon as I can
They have all been moved to under the west tower

[5] Left: Miniature effigy of a lady or girl, in a similar outfit to those of the ladies on [3] and [4]. Early 14th century. This effigy lies at the feet of [4].
[4] Above: Knight/lady c. 1300. Similar to [3] except there in only a lion at the man's feet and the shield is not charged. On floor.
[5] Near Right: Incised slab to Maud de Edefen (1325) She wears a long gown, feet on dog, canopy and inscription.
Other Monuments
[1] Thomas Burwell, his wife, Ann and their son, Edward (All 1699) Tablet with cherubs and flowers.
[2] James Pytt and his wife, Dorothy.  Stone tablet erected 1625
[3] Stone effigies of knight (of Edefen family) and his two wives, on floor. He wears mail hauberk and surcoat, legs crossed, hands drawing sword head on cushion and feet on lion with dog at side. He carries a shield charged with the arms of Edefan. The ladies both wear long gowns, tight sleeves; their feet rest on dogs. Early 14th century.
[S1] Floor slab to ... ... daughter to Richard Colly (1682)

Evesbatch - St Andrew
Left:  [2] Margaret Dobyns (Vernon) (1658)

The epitaph reads thus:

Here lyeth a mother in our mother's womb
who to her only child did prove a tomb.  Thus heavens did decree that she should have
a son, heir of her body and her grave.  Though she a mother was, she did begin
Strange !  not till after death to lie in.
More for to tell you, who, what, here doth lye
Would prove, witt, beauty and the best must dye

Other Monuments
[1] Catherine Dobyns (1710) Tablet with two reclining figures and cartouche of arms.
Also a floor slab to ... Dobyns 1713-14 with shiels of arms

Ewyas Harold - St Michael

Above and right: Effigy of lady early 14th century. She holds her heart and her feet rest on a crouching lion.

There are three coffin lids reported and three floor slabs.
Eye - St Peter and St Paul

Above:  Three sons of Lord Cawley: John, Harold & Oswald (1914-18) Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield
Right top: [3] Sir Rowland Cornewall (c.1520)
Alabaster: the tomb chest is modern
Right bottom: [2] Sir Richard Cornewall (c 1540) & Jane (Melbourne) Alabaster

Other Monument: [1] Elenor (?), wife of ... Blunte.  Early 17th century wall monument

Foy - St Mary

Above: [6] 13th century effigy of a woman, in belted gown and cloak, carved in low relief. The feet rest on a grotesque mask. Now worn and broken

[1] Late 13th century effigy of a woman (?) in low relief set within a trefoil canopy surmounted by a cross. The hands are in prayer and holding an object, and the feet resting on a circular boss. She wears a flat topped headdress. Broken and much defaced
[2] Paul Abrahall (1675) Painted bust, holding a book, in elliptical headed niche. Putti and cartouche of arms above, inscription below, twisted columns to the side.
[3] Dorothy (Abrahall) Jones (1690) and her husband, parish vicar, William Jones (1696). Inscription tablet with cartouche and cherub head below and curved broken pediment cartouche of arms above.
[4] George Abrahall AM (1673-4) and his wife, Elizabeth (1681). Rector of Foy. Painted stone  with inscription tablet surmounted by skull in moulded, flanked by two female figures holding anchor and cartouche, surmounted by two putti and cartouche of arms. Below, moulded shelf with cartouche, cherub head and later inscription to Elizabeth, who erected the monument.
[5] Two pieces of an effigy carved on a slab in low relief, wearing a belted long gown with hands crossed. Probably coffin lid 13th century
King's Capel - St John the Baptist
 Eliza Woodhouse (1833) by Westmacott Elizabeth Holcombe Ferguson (1834) by Flaxman. Is she feeding the baby?

Other Monuments
There are eight floor slabs recorded from mid seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries.
A coffin slab of the 14th century is reported.

Note: In RCHM Herefordshire this village, which is in the hundred of Wormelow, is listed in Vol. I to be with all of the villages of that hundred in the List of Hundred and Parishes just before the actual inventory. However it does not appear in the inventory. It does appear in Vol. II as the only village in the hundred of Wormelow in the List of Hundreds and Parishes and does appear in alphabetical order in the actual inventory.
King's Pyon - St Mary

The monument is in a canopied recess. The knight's feet would have rested on a large lion and the lady's feet rest on a dog. The knight bears arms on his jupon, probably those of Mortimer. Mid to late 14 the century.

Kington - St Mary
Left: [1] Sir Thomas Vaughan of Hergest (1469) & Ellen (Gethin) A Yorkist, he was killed at the battle of Edgcote Moor. Alabaster. Some parts are modern restorations

Other Monuments

[2] Michael Broughton (1678) White marble cartouche
[3] Marabel Waldron (Edwards) (1662) Wife of former rector. Marble tablet with falnking female figures
[4] Wiiliam Mathews [1688] and his wife, Elizabeth (Pember) (1684) Marble tablet


There are two floor slabs recorded

Kinnersley - St James
Sir John Morgan Bt MP (1767) 'Neere this place is interred the body of Francis Smalman esq  (Lord of this manor and that of Letton) and Susan his wife. Hee died on the 7th day of September anno 1633 being aged 68 and shee died the 11th of August 1632 being aged 67. He married formerly the widdowe of George Craft of London esq by whome hee had issue Francis, Jane and Jone, Shee also had a former husband, one John Clarke citizen, to whome shee bear issue John, William and Susan. The said Francis and Susan had only William (the author of this monument) and Alice his sister Anno 1635' All of these mentioned children kneel below but the Clark children have no shields.
Immediately below can be seen the brass to William Leviot (1421) rector. Bust with inscription below.
Dame Anne Morgan (1764)
Signed: Read Sculp London
Susan was the second wife of Francis Smalman. The monuments is of alabaster and black marble. The kneeling children of Francis and his two wives are shown keeling below as are the children of Susan and her former husband, John Clerke. The children by his first marriage are: Francis, Jane, and Jone, and by his second marriage are: William, and Alice. The children of Susan by her first marraige are John, William, and Susan. Note the Francis's children also have shields associated with their effigies while those of Susan by her first husband do not

Other Monuments
There are three floor slabs recorded, mostly only partly legible

Ledbury - St Michael and All Angels

Above: [5] Priest in mass vestments. Mid - late 13th century. Now set upright against a wall.

  Above and right: [4]  Probably a sister of Grynbald Pauncefot who married a Pauncefot who married a Carew. She wears a long gown which is draped over the side of the tomb chest. The tomb chest (which has been cut in the photograph) has seven cinquefoil canopies, each with a blank shield hanging from foliage. The canopy under the vaulting has eleven cinquefoil panels, each with a carved shield  of arms: Carew (four times), Pauncefot (three times), and two lions passant (four times)
Other Monuments

[1] Dr Thomas Thornton (1629) Master of St Katherine's Hospital. Wall monument with bust in ruff and skull cap. Five shields of arms.
[2] Dr [John] Hoskins [1631] Wall monument with bust in ruff and cap. Draped canopy with cherub's head. One shield of arms.
[3] Edward Skinner (1631) and his wife, Elizabeth (1628-9). Large alabaster and marble free standing wall  monument.  Base and canopy. On the base a kneeling male civilian  facing his wife in a big hat. On the back wall between them are a recumbent figure of a female child, an inscription plate and a shield of arms. On the front of the lower part of the base are kneeling figures of five sons and five daughters.
[6] Benjamin Pritchard, prebendary of Hereford and vicar of Ledbury (1701), and his wife, Gertrude (1727) Plain slab.
[7] Edward Cooper, archdeacon of Hereford and master of St Katherine's Hospital, (1596) Slab with incised male figure in ruff, cap and gown; the cap, sleeves and shoes are painted black or blue and the lines formerly filled with dark composition.
[8] Elizabeth Hall (1708) Draped white marble tablet with vase
[9] Constance Biddulph (Hall) (1706) and her husband, Anthony Biddolph (1718) Marble monument with reclining effigies of man and wife in costumes of the time. Inscription tablet at the back with drapery, cherub's heads and achievement and shields of arms.
There are twenty floor slabs recorded, dating from the seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries
There are eight brasses recorded from the fifteenth to seventeen centuries. These include: William Calwe (1410), a kneeling figure of a priest; Thomas Capel (1490) Knight with livery collar and (unusually) feet on horse.
Little Hereford  - St Mary Magdelene
Incised slab of lady in recess; c. 1340 This incised slab is in one of two recesses in the north wall of the chancel Joseph Bailey (1850) by J Evan Thomas
There are also six floor slabs recorded

Lugwardine - St Peter
[1] John Best STD, canon of Hereford and vicar. Tablet of slate and alabaster.  
[3] William Reed, sheriff and JP, (1634) Note the two sons and two daughters kneeling at prayer desk.
Further Monuments
[2] Jane, successively wife of Robert Kirle and John Best (1622) Wooden tablet with brass plate with inscription and figure of a woman kneeling in a church.
Lyonshall - St Michael
[2] Male Civilian Probably 13th century. Headless. Remains of sword
Further Monuments
[1] James Lloyd (1693) Stone and marble tablet

Moccas - St Michael and All Saints
Above:[1] Knight of c. 1330. Note the layer of armour below the surcost which is shortened at the front. Cross legs Effigy somewhat restored; chest probably original.

Much Cowarne - St Mary
Above: [2] Late 13th century knight. The shield shows remains of a lion. His legs are crossed but broken off.
[1] Sybil Read (1624) Recumbent effigy of a woman in costume on the period. The paneled back piece has kneeling effigies of two sons and two daughters with three shields of arms.
[3]  Edmund Fox (1617) and his wife, Ann. Altar tomb with effigies of male civilian and lady. In front of the tomb chest  kneel three sons and seven daughters, while at the east end are three infants in a cradle. On the wall above is a tablet with shield of arms

Much Marcle - St Bartholomew
I have not been able to locate the originals of several photographs from Much Marcle so that I could re-edit them. Other have become so corrupted I could do nothing with them
I have had to use photographs from the original page in these cases which are either too small or unsatisfactory in some way.

Above: [1] Blanche Mortimer, Lady Grandison (1347)
The effigy, tomb chest and canopy are shown right top.

Below:[4] A tomb chest with effigies of late 14th century; unidentified

[3] Sir John Kyrle Bt (1650) & Sibyl. Black marble & alabaster

Above : [5] Civilian (1360-70) Oak painted. Unidentified. Note the cross legs - unusual for a civilian effigy.

Other Monuments
[2] Elizabeth Boughton (Cyrill) (1623) Stone marbled tablet with incised female figure kneeling at prayer desk on slate slab.
[6] William Brook (1702-3] and Ann (1730) Headstone

There are recorded six floor slabs.

Pembridge - St Mary
I was unable to find the original for the two effigies; I have used those from the old site which are too small but of good quality

Western pair. The man wears a turban head dress , belted cotehardi reaching the knees and a loose cloak. He carries a dagger and his feet rest on a lion. The lady wears a square headress, hanging sleeves, and a button cloak. Her feet rest on a dog.
Eastern pair. The man wears the robes of a serjeant-at-law: coif with chin strap, long robe and short cape. His feet rest on a lion. The lady wears a gown with tight sleeves, cloak tucked under her left arm, wimpleand veil. Her feet rest on a dog.
Above: [1] The above is described by the RCHM as an altar tomb with two pairs of monuments and dated mid-late14th century
[2] Anne Sherborne (Cocks) (1668/9) [3] Thomas Trafford STP (1685) [7] Thomas Hopwood (1679)
Wall monuments. Photographs by Michael Statham

Other Monuments
[4] Jane Breton (Sherborne) (1656) Wife of Robert, Minister of Pembridge. Tablet in moulded alabaster frame.
[5] Alice Sherborne (Davenant) (1660) Wife of William, rector. Similar to those photographed but with female figures, two cartouches of arms, and putti.
[6] William Sherborne (1671) Again similar but with cartouche of arms
[8] Walter Carwardine (1706) Tablet with scrolls and half round head

There are nine floor slabs, three brasses, and a coffin lid used as masonry reported.  
St Peter
[1] Knight and Lady in recess with a moulded ogee arch. The knight wears mixed mail and plate armour and a surcoat shortened at the front. He carries a shield with athe arms of Delabere. His feet reat on a beast. The lady wears a wimple and a long gown with tight sleeves. C. 1320-30 and possibly Robert Delabere and his wife, Margaret (Gamage)
[2] Knight and Lady similar to above, but she wears a sideless gown and her feet rest on a beast. In plain pointed arch. C. 1340-50 and possibly Sir John Delabere and his wife, Agnes (Turberville)
There is a reset slab/coffin lid of the late 13th century reported

St Peter  St Paul
[1] Col John Birch MP (1691)  Standing figure of man in armour holding a baton. He stands in a round headed niche on a pedestal. Trophies of arms. White and gray marble
[2] Usually ascribed to Sir William Devereux (1402) but bearing the crest of Marbury. Stone altar tomb with alabaster effigy of man in armour of c. 1430. He wears a hip belt and an SS collar. His feet rest on a lion and his head on a helm with a Moor's head crest. The tomb chest has panels with blank shields. Defaced, arms missing.
[3] Sir John Marbury (1437) and his unnamed wife. Knight and lady on altar tomb. The latter is made up of old and modern pieces and rests in a recess with a two pointed arch. He wears plate armour with the details similar to those above. The lady wears a sideless gown, cloak, collar and horned headdress. Her head rests on an age supported cushion. Both effigies are of alabaster and have lost their arms
[4] Altar tomb with modern sides and ends. The slab is of marble with four round sinkings at the angles. Early sixteenth century.
There are reported six floor slabs dating from the fourteenth to early eighteenth centuries.

Col John Birch fought for Parliament in the First Civil War. He proved to be a courageous and energetic officer, taking part in a number of battles and sieges. He was wounded at least twice, on one occasion being shot in the stomach. He did not fight in the second Civil War and was excluded from parliament by Pride's Purge, which sought to remove all those who wished to continue negotiations with King Charles, even though he had proved to be duplicitous and stubborn. Although a Presbyterian by upbringing he voted for the Tests Acts which required holders of public office to be members of the Church of England. He backed the Glorious Revolution in 165 against the Catholic James II.
St Philip and St James
[1] Lady, early to mid fourteenth century. She wears a sideless gown and cloak. In ogee arched recess. Head on pillow supported by broken angels

The text on the monument at Ullingswick (left) reads:
'Here lyeth the body of John Hill gentleman heire to John Hill gent of the Nether courts who marryed the eldest daughter one of the co-heires of Hugh Brooke esquyer of Lounge Ashton in ye county of Somerset: lyneally descendinge from the house of ye Lord Cobham & had by her three sonns & two daughters: these armes came by hir and he departed the lyffe the thirde day of February in the XXXXIII yere of the raigne of oure soveraigne lady Queen Elizabeth Anno Domi 1590 upon whom the Lorde hathe mercy' Painted stone panel.

John Hill (1590-1) is the recumbent figure. The kneeling figures are: his wife, Elizabeth (Brooke), their daughter, Jane and their sons, John and Francis.  Above, apart from the shield of arms are two shrouded infants although I cannot make them out on the photograph.

Other Monuments
A 14th century slab with calvary, chalice and book has had the initials IP 1699 cut upon it. Thought to be John Pitt.
Ullingswick  (no dedication)
Wolferlow - St Andrew

[1] Mid 13th century effigy of a lady. Interesting feature: The angels appear to be drawing a face cloth away from the lady's face, best seen in the photograph to the right. This is a very unusual feature and, to my knowledge, only occurs on a handful of military effigies in Yorkshire.
Possibly, Joan de Genevile
Other Monuments
[2] Ursula Awbury (1665), Michael Hall (1640), William Hall (1640-1), Mathew Hall Jnr (1688), Mathew Hall Snr (1698), Elizabeth Hall (1701) and others. Tablet with arms and cherubs' heads.
[3] Jacob Hall (1709) Small tablet with cherubs' heads. Probably the husband of Elizabeth , above
The Much Marcle photographs kindly supplied by Sally Badham. Most of the photographs of medieval effigies kindly supplied by Paul Remfry and the others by Jean McCreanor and Joan & Robert Tucker. All received with thanks
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